I woke up this morning to the sound of rain on the roof. "Uh-oh!" I thought. "Better hurry and post those leaf photos. I can't get TWO seasons behind!" Speaking of "Falling," I've traded in my wristband. I'm still a Fall Guy, but not in "that way." Not that my hikes are worry free, but … Continue reading Fall Guy
Joy: Do you ever look at someone and wonder, what is going on inside their head? ~ Inside Out, written by Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, Pete Doctor Ever since researching the post Petroglyph National Monument, I've been meditating on the idea of "inverted relief." Inverted Relief refers to landscape features that have reversed their elevation … Continue reading The Shape of Your Heart
Have you ever started to say something, realized what a mistake you were making, and then successfully finished the sentence in another direction? Yeah, me neither. I mean, I've tried, but even when I've stuttered my way through a semi-coherent replacement sentence, there's always that feeling that the person listening can see right through me. … Continue reading What the Dickens?!
In grade school, I attended a program called, "MGM" which stood for "Mentally Gifted Minors." Someone eventually changed the name -- one would assume because "MGM" was famously taken, but maybe just because labeling one group of kids as Mentally Gifted meant saying that all the other kids were not. (And now, as I consider … Continue reading Bryce Brain Teaser
Can you please help me choose my bio photo for this site? Previously, I shared some abstract photos of myself, and some silly photos. Good news/bad news: Here come four more! One of these would make a great "About Me" photo on this site -- but which one? (Or should I rotate them throughout the … Continue reading Photo Finish
There is no there there. ~ Gertrude Stein Campfire Tales is not meant to be about me. It's about... aw, you already know. I've written many posts about the goal of the blog, what brought me here, and so on. Still, my site feels a little <ahem> faceless. To address that, I've decided to bring … Continue reading This Isn’t Me
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~ Plato I've personally faced some employment challenges lately (which are much different than "challenges at my place of employment" - although, I faced those recently too), but that drought ended Monday. As I spread my good news around, I am strongly reminded of … Continue reading Turtle Chases Shark
Aloha Hawaii, Sorry to hear about all your recent troubles. Mahalo for so many great memories, and I look forward to many more. Hope to see you soon. Cheers! Chad